A troubling pattern is emerging in which the U.S. government stands for the rights of foreign sovereigns in opposition to its own citizens.

In February and March of 2014, GM recalled 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts and HHRs, Saturn Ions and Skys, and Pontiac G5s and Solstices because of defective ignition switches. GM admitted that “a condition with the ignition switch…may allow the key to unintentionally move or switch to the ‘accessory’ or ‘off’ position, turning off the engine and most of the electrical components on the vehicle,” including causing air bag failure in the event of a crash.

Since the Deepwater Horizon disaster four years ago this month, BP has been “April Fooling” us that they are actually going to take responsibility for their actions.